Coal Cos. Polluting W.Va. Waterways, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups on Wednesday sued three coal companies in West Virginia, claiming they are discharging pollutants from surface mines into federal waters in violation of the Clean Water Act and the Surface Mining and Control Reclamation Act.

The Sierra Club, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy allege that surface mines operated by Consol of Kentucky Inc., Alex Energy Inc. and Fola Coal Co. LLC are releasing pollutants into two West Virginia creeks.

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